Archive for September 2017

The Storms of Alban Elfed

Sep 21st, 2017 | By

by Mabh Savage Druids call this time of year ‘The light of the water’, which, apart from being superbly poetic, is perfect for our British autumn. There is certainly plenty of water; storm Aileen (come on, Aileen! Sorry… sorry…) has hit hard across the country, with 75mph winds and flash floods. I saw evidence of

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Pagan Poetry – Ink Cap

Sep 19th, 2017 | By

By Mabh Savage   Invisible invader of my lawn One day here, next gone Or so it seems Made from the essence of dreams. From purest white to shaggy black Forcing through the earthy crack Twixt cyclamen and grass You are the season come to pass. I watch you flake; like ash Into the wind,

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Seasonal Wild Sleeping

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

In Turning the Wheel, Bard and author Kevan Manwaring spends a year exploring the British landscape, seasonal festivities and folklore. Here’s an early September moment and some notes on wild sleeping… Feeling I had honoured Boreas, I went to the ‘Hermit’s Cell’, the remains of a roundhouse nearby: a low circular enclosure of stones, with

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S. Kelley Harrell and Teen Shamanism

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

S. Kelley Harrell is the author of Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism. I asked her how she came to her path, and this is what she said… “My path came to me. I saw the dead as a child and it terrified me. I didn’t have an elder or anyone who understood what it was

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Pagan poetry – Brambling

Sep 13th, 2017 | By

By Mabh Savage Caught red handed, Well, purple really, Juice dripping down Guilty chin. Bucket half full Promising wine, crumbles, pies; All lies If I don’t stop eating them Along the trail. These jewels are not just mine I share them with Doves, pigeons, blackbirds Lon Dubh shouting As I invade His sacred space. So

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Reviews for A Mystical Guide to Cleansing and Clearing

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

Spiral Nature have just reviewed David Salisbury’s Mystical guide to Cleaning  and Cleaning “I would recommend A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing to anyone who is just starting on their journey. I would also recommend it to people who have trouble with the cleansing aspect of the work as a way to help them find new

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The Way of the Lover – an excerpt

Sep 9th, 2017 | By

Here’s an excerpt from Ross Heaven’s new title, the Way of the Lover. There is a beautiful scene in the Ken Russell film, Altered States, where research scientist, Eddie Jessup, takes part in a mushroom ceremony with Mexican shamans. Jessup has been searching for God, believing it to be an unconscious impulse within the human

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New for September – The Way of The Lover

Sep 7th, 2017 | By

Author Ross Heaven may be best known for his shamanic books, but he also writes about love and relationship. His Drinking the Four Winds is a Shamanic love story. This September sees the release of The Way of The Lover, and further explorations of human relationships. This book explores the questions that concern every man and

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Australian Druidry- an excerpt

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Australian Druidry by Julie Brett releases officially on the 29th September 2017. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction: “Australia has a diverse landscape, unique plants and animals, and seasons that incorporate fire and flood, drought and also times of great abundance. The mood of the landscape can change from one valley to the next, and

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New for September Pagan Portals – Australian Druidry

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

Julie Brett is a new author joining the Moon Books team. She’s a druid exploring the challenges of following this path in a landscape and climate very different to the one in which both ancient and modern Druidry originated. It is  a supplement to the study of Druidry and other nature-based spiritual paths as practiced

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